Sea level rise workshop and Earth Hour Saturday

How will sea level change affect you? Learn about it tomorrow at Municipal Hall. And then participate in the global event: Earth Hour.

Do your Earthly duties tomorrow

First off, Saturday morning is the sea level rise workshop at the municipality.

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Between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in council chambers, there will be a presentation and exercises about the impacts of rising seas on communities and how we might adapt to the projected half-metre rise by 2050.

“The workshop will be of interest to anyone worried about the impacts of climate change, especially waterfront owners and other concerned community members,” read a press release from the Islands Trust.

Sign up here for this workshop hosted by the municipality, Islands Trust and the Living Oceans Society.


Then Saturday evening, switch off your lights for an hour between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30. p.m. for Earth Hour.

The annual event to raise awareness about energy conservation began as a symbolic “lights out event” in Sydney, Australia and is now the largest, worldwide grassroots movement for the environment, according to World Wildlife Fund.

Last year, however, B.C. Hydro said there was actually an increase in electricity use across B.C. during Earth Hour for the first time in a decade. Province-wide, electricity use rose by 0.2 per cent. In the Lower Mainland, electricity use rose by 0.5 per cent.

See Richmond News's original Earth Hour story here.


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